Lab automation solutions for coronavirus testing and research

Discover the key features of Tecan automation solutions and find the right one for your lab

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Tecan is proud to be working alongside the scientific community to accelerate research, discovery and testing to contain SARS-CoV-2. Our product portfolio is designed to boost throughputs, turnaround times and user safety of a variety of clinical and research workflows.

Are you facing an increased demand for COVID-19 testing or sequencing? Have a look at our offering.

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Are you a COVID-19 assay provider?
Are you interested in an OEM solution?.

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Identifying the viral strain

NGS library prep

Detailed, sequence-based analysis that provides an understanding of the nature and mutation of the virus and the resulting disease state is the key to detection of viral pathogens like the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Next generation sequencing (NGS) offers a comprehensive view of the complete genome, providing information about viral origins, pathogenesis, genetic variations, immune responses and phylogenetics. Tecan’s library preparation kits and DreamPrep NGS workstation offer a complete solution for consistent high throughput automated library prep.


Automate your NGS library preparation – including the Trio RNA-Seq™ Library Preparation Kit – on the DreamPrep NGS workstation.

This solution provides consistent, high throughput sample-to-sequence libraries for detection, surveillance and evolution studies in your lab.

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The quality of starting samples for pathogen sequencing varies, and is sometimes below the detection threshold of many current amplification technologies.

Tecan’s Revelo™ RNA-Seq Library Preparation Kit offers highly sensitive detection and characterization of SARS-CoV-2 in nasal swab samples.

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Tecan's Trio RNA-seq Library Preparation Kit has successfully delivered high-quality results for viral sequencing of nasal swab samples for our COVID-19 research. It has proven to be the right approach to meet the increasing need for a solution in these exceptional times.

Davide Scaglione, IGA Technology Services

Testing for acute infection

Viral RNA extraction and PCR testing

Ramp up SARS-CoV-2 testing with smart sample preparation solutions to help accelerate your PCR reactions and scale up DNA/RNA extraction. Whether you are looking for a fully automated platform for PCR set-up or magnetic bead-based viral RNA extraction, or a semi-automated positive pressure system to streamline filter-based extraction procedures, Tecan has a solution to help you increase throughput and achieve your goals.


Scale up RNA extraction for SARS-CoV-2 on the DreamPrep™ NAP workstation featuring Zymo Research.

Simplify your nucleic acid extraction with preprogrammed workflows optimized for the Quick- DNA/RNA™ Viral MagBead kit, to purify up to 96 samples in under two hours.

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filter plates / positive pressure SPE

Increase sample throughput for SARS-CoV-2 research with the semi-automated Resolvex® A200 positive pressure solution for filter-based RNA/DNA extraction.

This compact benchtop system reduces hands-on time compared to manual approaches and spin columns, for fast processing in 96-well formats.

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Effortlessly set up fully automated PCR reactions for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA, guided by a simple touchscreen interface and straightforward software wizard, reducing training requirements.

PCR reactions and upstream extraction workflows can be combined on one instrument.

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The DreamPrep NAP workstation has helped labs around the world quickly and easily scale up their COVID-19 testing solutions with push-to-start sample purification."

Marc van Eden, VP of Business Development at Zymo Research

Testing for antibody response and biomarkers

Testing for surveillance and research

Do you need to increase your throughput of SARS-CoV-2 ELISA tests? Automating your serum or plasma sample preparation workflows and ELISAs on our easy and scalable solutions will help to speed up your human coronavirus research. Tecan offers a range of ready-to-use SARS-CoV-2 ELISA kits for the qualitative detection of IgA, IgG and IgM in serum or plasma samples. These are complemented by our automated platforms for sample distribution, pooling and archiving, and our IVD-D 98/79/EC compliant automated ELISA testing solutions, or you can configure your own platform for any throughput or processing conditions.


Our ready-to-use SARS-Cov-2 IgA, IgG and IgM ELISA kits, combined with automation on the Freedom EVO® and IVD-D 98/79/EC compliant Freedom EVOlyzer™ liquid handling platforms, can help to accelerate your research. Or why not configure your own Freedom EVO platform?

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Tecan offers a toolkit of detection solutions to complement PCR-based diagnostics for SARS-CoV-2.

Our ELISA kits will help researchers to gain insights into the role of biomarkers such as HMGB1, neopterin, TNF-alpha, vitamin D and interleukin-6 in COVID-19.

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Already have a Tecan automation system?

Do you already have a Fluent®, Freedom EVO or Freedom EVOlyzer in your lab? We can work with you to make sure that your existing platform is optimized for your specific COVID-19 diagnostics, screening and vaccine development workflows. Whether you need to repurpose your workstation or bring decommissioned equipment back into service, we’re here to help you accelerate your COVID-19 diagnostics and screening research.


Over thirty years of service support have taught us that no single solution fits all. Our global network of experienced and certified field service engineers can work with you to ensure optimal and reliable solutions to meet your specific COVID-19 automation needs.

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Need an OEM solution?

Unprecedented times require exceptional solutions. In the middle of a pandemic, having a partner that you can rely on to deliver quality solutions on-time and to specification, backed by expert support, is more important than ever. Tecan’s Cavro® OEM components and Synergence OEM services can support you in your fight against COVID-19. Make Tecan your partner of choice.


Tecan is a reliable and flexible laboratory automation partner offering customized development and solutions for OEM applications in clinical diagnostics and life sciences.

By building long-term relationships with our customers, we can help drive their success in the marketplace.

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